A Lunch Recipe that Stays Fresh! Chickpea Salad


At Live Gourmet, customer feedback means everything to us.  We love sharing recipes to help you and your family eat fresh and live healthy.  It’s easy to get stuck with making the same sandwich or salad for your mid-day meal.  This recipe is in response to the busy activity filled schedules many parents and children have.  Our Living Butter Lettuce can actually help your lunch stay fresher longer because the roots are still attached – our protective packaging ensures this freshness.  This week, learn how to break free from your lunch rut with a noontime salad that is healthy and stays fresh.  We dare you not to get wrapped up in this recipe!


Chickpea Salad in Butter Lettuce Wraps
(makes 6-8 wraps; salad keeps fresh 2-3 days)


•1 cup of canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
•1 ripe avocado, roughly chopped
•1 large tomato, chopped
•3/4 tsp. ground cumin
•1 tsp. Tabasco sauce
•1/4 cup chopped cilantro
•1 tbsp. chopped chives
•1/2 tsp. salt
 •2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
•1/2 lemon, juiced
•6-8 lettuce leaves (Butter Lettuce or Red Butter Lettuce)
In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and incorporate well.  Pack butter lettuce separately; when ready to eat, spoon mixture onto the leaves.



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